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"Escondrijo" is a noun which is often translated as "hiding place", and "escondite" is a noun which is also often translated as "hiding place". Learn more about the difference between "escondrijo" and "escondite" below.
escondrijo(
ehs
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kohn
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dree
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hoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (hideaway)
a. hiding place
Este escondrijo es fantástico cuando quieres estar solo y que nadie te moleste.This hiding place is great when you want to be alone and not be disturbed.
b. hideout
Los fugitivos permanecieron en un escondrijo toda la noche para que la policía no los encontrara.The fugitives stayed in a hideout the whole night so that the police wouldn't find them.
2. (inconspicuous place)
a. nook
El ratón se metió en un escondrijo de la pared y no lo encuentro.The mouse hid in a nook in the wall and I cannot find it.
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escondite(
ehs
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kohn
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dee
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teh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (secret place)
a. hiding place (for things)
Sus papás cambian el escondite de los regalos de Navidad cada año.His parents change the hiding place of the Christmas presents every year.
b. hideout (for people)
El sheriff encontró al criminal en su escondite en la cantina.The sheriff found the outlaw in his hideout in the saloon.
2. (game)
a. hide-and-seek
Los niños jugaron al escondite en la fiesta de cumpleaños.The children played hide-and-seek at the birthday party.
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